Author: Bapu WatveTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): S. A. VirkarPublisher: National Book TrustYear: 2012Language: EnglishPages: 189ISBN/UPC (if available): 812374319X
Dadasaheb Phalke was obsessed with the idea of making the Indian cinema industry indigenous, when he was already past forty and poverty-stricken. Ultimately he translated into reality what seemed impossible. In order to produce movies with a specific ideal, he exerted himself, fought against adverse circumstances and put his family life one the line. Yet this disregarded the Father of Indian Cinema died in penury. The Government of India, however, appreciated his monumental work and instituted an award in his birth (1970) to be presented to an artist who makes an extensive and notable contribution to the world of Indian cinema. It is deemed to be the supreme honour in the world of cinema in India.ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR:Shri S.A. Virkar is a prolific translator for Marathi to English.
1. Initial Attempts to Create Moving Pictures 2. Experiments with Movies in India 3. Development of Art and Resolve to Produce Indigenous Movies 4. Ordeal of Producing Indigenous Movies 5. Saga of Birth of the First Indian Movie 6. And Raja Harishchandra was Screened! 7. Second Unsuccessful Trip to London and Endless Difficulties 8. Revolution Wrought by Lankadahan 9. Hindusthan Cinema Film Company 10. Climax of Kaliamardan 11. Dadasaheb Phalke Renounces Film World 12. Return to Hindusthan Film Company 13. Setubandhan and Gangavataran 14. Last Days of the Father of Indian Cinema 15. The Family Life of Dadasaheb 16. Down Memory Lane with Dadasaheb's Family and Close Associates 17. Phalke's Testimony Before C.E. Committee 18. Phalke's Interview with Representative of Kesari 19. Epilogue Appendix (I) Milestones in Dadasaheb Phalke's Life (II) Movies Directed by Phalke Notes Bibliography